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Folder sharing I just bought a laptop and have the wirless router which works great, but how do I share folders with my main computer and how do i send it to the printer for it to print without being connected?

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For your Computer you also need Wireless Card as well as for Printer too.
When you have wireless card on both then you just need to search and locate the destination device and tranfer your data as you are doing while using wireless

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Just by a wireless adapter for your computer and it installs into an open PCI slot just like a wired network card. Also, you want to avoid USB wireless cards. Since the data has to pass through the USB bus it will slow down your connection. "
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Share a drive or folder on the network To share a drive or folder on the network
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  2. Right-click the drive or folder, and then click Sharing and Security.
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Here’s a very short summary of how to create a home network:

1) Create a named Workgroup (computer network name).
In Windows, the defaults are MSHOME or WORKGROUP, but you can choose your own

2) Add computers to the named Workgroup

3) Enable file and/or printer sharing.


Here are some resources to help you:

1. Windows XP has a wizard to walk you through it - see tutorial here

2. For Vista, try this link for a detailed overview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

These links might help too:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-create-a-pc-network-workgroup.html

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/connect-to-and-share-files-with-other-pcs-on-your-.html

3. When it comes to sharing folders, there are two main ways to do this. You can either 1) right click the folder and enable sharing through the shortcut menu., or 2) add the file/folder to ‘Shared Documents’ (for XP) or ‘Public Folder’ (for Vista).

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Initially, I would suggest that you:
1. Make both members of the same workgroup;
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Should the above be not corrective of your concern, pls post back.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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